Consider replacing the chocolate square in your fireside s'mores with a bit of toffee instead! You can thank us later!
Also worth a try...buy the jumbo marshmallows, gently toast the outside until you can slip off the outer toasted layer with your fingers. You'll be left with a warm "cup" of marshmallow. Next, insert a bite of toffee into the cup and let it melt for a few moments before popping it into your mouth!
• 1/2 pound salted butter (room temp)
• 1 cup granulated sugar • 1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar
• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
• 3 eggs (room temp will make the cookie dough fluffier)
• 3 cups flour
• 1 and 1/2 half teaspoons baking soda
• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
• 1 and 1/2 cups of small toffee pieces (any flavor)
• 1 cup chocolate chips (any flavor)
Note: I like to mix the flavors; White Toffee and dark chips or Coffee Toffee and white chips.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift dry ingredients together.
In a stand mixer or with a hand- held mixer combine the sugars, butter and vanilla. When that is combined and fluffy, add the slightly beaten eggs.
Slowly (1/2 cup or so at a time) add in the dry ingredients.
Add the toffee pieces and chocolate chips stir to combine.
If you use small scoops, bake for 8–9 minutes, large scoops bake 15–20.
Do not crowd them, and use parchment paper to make clean up easier.
Warm or cool, they are delicious. Use them to make ice cream sandwiches too!
Wine pairings courtesy of Denise Shaw, former Wine Educator at Milestone Restaurant.
Original English Toffee - Madeira. The sweetness level will pair nicely and the touch of dried fruit and nut will display the toffee beautifully.
White Chocolate Toffee - Moscato or Sauternes. White chocolate is sweet and rich and these will both hold up well alongside.
Dark Chocolate Toffee - Classic Port or Merlot. The dark fruit elements in each of these will match the intensity of the cocoa.
Premium Dark Roast Toffee - Malbec. The coffee notes in malbec are minimal but it will emphasize the fruit and spice in the wine.
Distill'd Bourbon Toffee - I have a hard time suggesting anything other than Bourbon for this! The toffee itself is made with Amador Distillery's Engine 49 Barrel Strength Straight Bourbon Whiskey, so you can try the two side by side. Otherwise, Four Roses Small Batch has a really nice sweetness and honey note to it that would be a nice fit. If we must go wine though, I would recommend a Chenin Blanc. You'll get a nice, multilayer flavor profile with a matching touch of honey.
Vegan Dark Toffee - Zinfandel. The "jaminess" of a Zin will pair best.